Converting old machines into art dispensers

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(KTVI) - More people are quitting smoking and that's a good thing.

So what is going to happen to those old cigarette machines we use to see all over?

Clark Whittington and Lisa Ann Houdyshell came by the studio to show a creative solution.

Whittington is the inventor of the Art-O-Mat, a vintage cigarette machine that has been fitted to dispense original works of art.

Houdyshell is the manager of Serendipity Gallery in the Loop.

Whittington and Houdyshell discussed the idea behind Art-O-Mat and where you can find them.

Serendipity Gallery is hosting an event to honor the installation of the Art-O-Mat.

Art-O-Mat Cocktail Installation Reception
Wednesday, November 20
6 pm. to 8 p.m.
RSVP is requested

Serendipity Gallery
6161 Delmar #101
St. Louis, MO 63112

RSVP for the event by emailing

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